Neckties are such a staple to men's fashion in the West that you may start to wonder why we wear ties. Here are all the reasons why men wear ties today, as well as some occasions when you would wear a necktie.
1. Ties are in Fashion
The primary reason why men wear ties is to make their outfits more interesting. Neckties are decorative fashion accessories worn around one's neck under a collar.
There are other accessories you can wear instead of a necktie, but ties are perhaps the oldest accessory in men's fashion. It is the reason they are so popular. While sometimes worn by women, ties are mostly essential for men and boys in an office or formal setting.
2. People Who Wear Ties
Another reason a man may wear a tie is because they need it for a uniform. Regardless of whether a man gets to chose their tie or the tie is given to them, many formal uniforms demand that a man wear a tie.
Ties are often an accessory to a man's uniform
Some more traditional schools may have school uniforms where ties are an essential accessory to the outfit for boys. There may even be jobs that require men to wear a tie.
Office jobs may require a man wear a tie, but you will more commonly see men wearing a tie in sales jobs or maybe worn by the waiters of a fancy restaurant.
The reason these institutions ask men to wear ties is because ties command a respect. It telegraphs to the people you meet that you are taking the task at hand seriously, whether that be school, a job, a date, or an evening with friends.
3. Wearing a Tie Casually
We've written an article on reasons why a man would wear a bow tie instead of a necktie. Basically, you can can wear a bow tie as part of your everyday style.
Bow tie can be an accessory to your everyday style, worn both formally or casually
The same is true for ties. There are a lot of men who have reasons for wearing a necktie every day.
Wearing a tie as part of your every day wear can get you in a working mindset and can make you feel confident. While often worn as a formal accessory, you can also wear a necktie to a casual outing.
Men wear ties because what you wear can express what is important to you. Men who want to wear neckties as part of their personal outfit want to wear something that is meaningful to them.
For those men, Nathon Kong incorporates the art pieces of people with mental health troubles into neckties and other limited edition fashion accessories. Each art piece tells of a person's journey to mental health recovery.
Each fashion accessories tells a story
The artworks are created by participants of Les Impatients. Les Impatients is a nonprofit organization that supports people with mental health difficulties through therapeutic art programs.
Nathon Kong donates 10% of all proceeds to Les Impatients so that they can continue to support mental health. Each fashion accessory comes in a unique gift box with a certificate of authenticity detailing the art piece's edition number and the story of the artist who created it.
10% of your purchases are donated to nonprofit organizations supporting mental health and local artists.